Hello friends, and a very happy Easter to anyone celebrating this holiday!
This Apple & Cherry Strudel is something that I threw together very quickly on Saturday and I think could possibly be the cheapest dessert that I have ever made! It’s not a true strudel in the sense of the pastry, but instead uses roll-out puff pastry. I got the idea from a picture on Pinterest.
Here are the ingredients that I used:
- 1 roll-out puff pastry – €0.67
- 12 frozen sour cherries – €0.40 (I guess it’s about a third of a small box)
- 1 ½ apples – €0.80 (I was using up a little dented one)
- a squeeze of lemon juice – €0.20
- a couple of sprinkles of cinnamon – €0.05
- a sprinkle of icing sugar for the fruit and one to dust when baked – €0.05
TOTAL = €2.17
All I really had to buy was the puff pastry.
- I made cuts in the puff pastry on the left and right sides, about a quarter of the width into the “rectangle” on the sort side.
- I sliced the apples thinly and layered them in a row down the middle of the puff pastry.
- Then i moistned the apples with a squeeze of lemon juice.
- Then I set the cherries in a row down the middle.
- All of the fruit got a quick sprinkle of cinnamon
- Then I began to plait the strands of pastry, layering each strip over the other until i reached the end
- I set this into the oven around 160 degrees Centigrade for 20 minutes or so, until the top had puffed up and was a golden brown colour.
- Then I removed it from the oven and let it cool 5 minutes before sprinkling it with icing sugar and served with icecream :) Yummm!
I think this would also be really good with apples and raisins and was quite quick, easy and mess-free as an idea for a fast dessert to take with me when visiting friends.